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AFRICA CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
CENTRE IN PUBLIC HEALTH AND TOXICOLOGICAL RESEARCH
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT
 
A collaboration of the University of Port Harcourt School of Public Health, Departments of Experimental Pharmacology, Nursing Sciences, Biochemistry, Centre for Health and Development, and Centre for Marine Pollution and Seafood Safety Supported by the World Bank, Association of African Universities and the National Universities Commission POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION INTO THE 2018/2019 SESSION
 
Applications are invited for suitably qualified candidates for the underlisted courses administered by the Africa Centre of Excellence in Public Health and Toxicological Research (ACE-PUTOR). ACE-PUTOR is a platform to produce highly skilled and motivated public health professionals through cutting-edge research tailored to address health impacts of oil and gas activities, and contribute to building the human resource and knowledge base for development in Africa.

Why PUTOR?

* Emphasis on collaboration and interdisciplinary research   
* Irresistible drive for excellence
* Support for teaching
* Availability of a language laboratory for non-English students
* e-library facility
* Uninterrupted power supply 
* Access to electronic learning resources
* Excellent learning environment 
* Excellent students’ support services
* Uninterrupted learning calendar
* Dedicated hostel facility for students 
* Local and international internship placements 
* Support for conference participation and research publication
* Transparent academic governance
* Partnerships, networks and collaborations – industry, sectors, academic institutions
* Highly supportive central university administration  
* Location is in the epi-centre of oil & gas exploration in Africa
* Scholarships opportunities especially for regional students
* Compelling business and value prepositions
* Scholarship for regional and meritorious Nigerian students
 
2018/2019 admission offers:
  • PhD in Environmental Health, Environmental Toxicology, Public Health Nutrition
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Midwifery/Child Health
  • Postgraduate Diplomas (PGD) in Fertility Nursing Education
  • Short courses leading to the award of CMEs/CPDs, certificate
 
Admission Requirements (details on website):
  • Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Fertility Nursing Education: Applicants shall be required to have a good University first degree in Nursing Science, Registered and licensed as a Nurse or Midwife.
Master Programme in Midwifery/Child Health: Candidates would be required to have a
  1. Bachelor of Nursing Sciences with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of not less than Second Class Upper Division. Those with a high Second Lower Division with CGPA above 3.0 may be considered.
  1. Bachelor of Science Midwifery with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of not less than Second Class Upper Division.  Or A high Second Lower Division with CGPA above 3.0 may be considered.
  2. Must be a trained and licensed nurse
 
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme: Eligible candidates for these competitive programmes would have
  1. Completed an MSc degree in appropriate majors, with a CGPA of 4.0 on a 5-point scale.
  2. Candidates with master’s degrees in food sciences and technology, food microbiology and other related courses can apply for the PhD in public health nutrition
In addition to the above requirements, all candidates must also satisfy the minimum matriculation requirements of the University of Port Harcourt.
 
Programme Duration (Minimum)
PGD:
Full-time – 12 months (minimum) 
Part-time – 24 months (minimum) 

Masters:
Full-time – 12 months (minimum) 
Part-time – 24 months (minimum) 


Doctoral:
Full-time – 36 months 
Part-time – 60 months 
 

Methods of Instruction

The curriculum is flexible, modular, intensive and premised on developing the knowledge, skills and competences of students from diverse academic backgrounds to becoming industry ready professionals.

Both e-learning and classroom modes of teaching/learning are available with strong emphasis on competency-based learning, self-directed learning, blended learning and application of a range of technology-based educational applications to enhance pedagogical effectiveness.

Lectures are delivered by renown faculties from the University of Port Harcourt and other Universities, industry/sector experts from Nigeria and Abroad. The UniPort is an entrepreneurial University and all programmes are designed with periods of internship to enhance the production of industry/sector-ready professionals.

Students are provided multi-disciplinary and highly motivated team of local and international supervisors as well as other logistical supports to ensure that their thesis are completed in record time.

Innovations, patents and commercialisation of research outputs are also strongly encouraged.
 
Method of Application:

1. APPLICATION TO BE MADE ONLINE BY FILLING THE ONLINE FOR

2. Pay a non-refundable application fee of #20,000 (Twenty thousand naira only) or seventy dollars in certified bank draft payable to Public Health and Toxicological Research application fees

Bank Details: Centre for Public Health U&C Microfinance Bank, account number 01528451760 or through U & C intermediary banks – Sterling (0062729991) or Fidelity (5080064844)

3.  Download the following forms from www.aceputoruniport.edu.ng OR your email inbox ( SENT AFTER ONLINE APPLICATION)

       (a) Application Form

       (b) Referee Forms and

       (c) Transcript Label Form.

      (d) Statement of purpose guidance

4. Submit completed Forms as in (2) above to ACE PUTOR Office attaching the following documents:

  (a) Copies of credentials (WAEC or equivalent, University degrees’ certificate(s) and updated curriculum vitae (2 pages only)

      (b) Statement of purpose (see instruction)

      (c) Teller for Payment of Application Fee

   (d) National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Discharge Certificate or due Exemption Certificate (for prospective Nigerian students)

  (e) International passport – ID page (for prospective international students only)

5.  Apply for, follow up and cause Transcript to be sent WITH THE TRANSCRIPT LABEL to:

THE DIRECTOR
CENTRE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND TOXICOLOGICAL RESEARCH.
P.O. BOX 358 Uniport Post Office,

Choba Park, Rivers State,
Nigeria

6. Await offer of admission after review by recognized institutions (for regional students) or screening at the University of Port Harcourt (for Candidates living in Nigeria)

7. If you are admitted, pay acceptance fee of #100,000 (One hundred thousand naira only)

8. Last date of submission of application documents is 8th of May 2019   

Bank Details: Centre for Public Health U&C Microfinance Bank, account number 01528451760 or through U & C intermediary banks – Sterling (0062729991) or Fidelity (5080064844)

  • Annual tuition fee for non-scholarship PhD students is N300,000/year (Three hundred thousand naira only)

  • Annual tuition fee for non-scholarship MSc students is N500,000/year (five hundred thousand naira only) and 250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand naira only) for PGD Students

  • Annual tuition fee for Sponsored MSc and PhD students is N1,000,000/year (One Million Naira Only) 

  • Acceptance fee for all Category of students is N100,000 Only

Note: Tuition is in English and candidates who are non-English Speaking are supported by the Language Laboratory.

Sponsorship is available for all regional students from West and Central African Countries


Hard copies of the application documents can also be obtained/Submitted at the following office locations:

 1. Benedicta (08120336477)
Africa Centre for Excellence in Oilfield Chemicals (ACE-CEFOR),
Emerald Energy Building Complex,
Along East-West Road,
University of Port Harcourt

2. Adaeze (08069180310)
Department of Community Medicine,
University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital

3. Rossanna (07035033658)
Department of Animal and Environmental Biology Building
(adjacent University Main Library),
University Park.

 

For further enquiries, please email: aceputor@uniport.edu.ng; or call: +234(0)8136592033; +234(0)8129429447


Signed Centre Management



Completed forms, reference letters, statement of purpose and    official transcript shall be submitted with a non-refundableapplication fee of N20,000 (twenty thousand Naira only) before the 8th of May 2019.

---New!! SCREENING OF NEW STUDENTS HOLDS AS FOLLOWS---

DATE: WEDNESDAY 15TH MAY, 2019

TIME: 10AM

VENUE: ACE-CEFOR SEMINAR ROOM

Contacts
Tel: +234(0)8136592033, +234(0)8129429447
 

Admission and other Related Forms Download

1. Steps in Application
2. Masters Application Form
3. PhD Application Form
4. Postgraduate Diploma Application Form
5. Referee Form
6. Transcript Label
7. Guidance on Preparing Statement of Purpose

Contact Us

ACE-PUTOR
University of Port Harcourt
Rivers State, Nigeria

Email: info@aceputoruniport.edu.ng

Phone: 234(0)8136592033, +234(0)8129429447

Website: www.aceputoruniport.edu.ng

 

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